Drug Discovery & Development / Natural Products Symposium TODD Atrium, 152 and 170

Aug 10, 2017 to Aug 10, 2017


The Symposium showcases cutting-edge research to the local scientific community and encourages collaboration in basic and translational science as well as pharmacy practice and policy. 


The 2017 Symposium invited speakers include:

  • Edmund Graziani, PhD, Research Fellow and Head, Synthetic Biology and Natural Products Medicine Design, Pfizer – “The Design of Antibody Drug Conjugates” 
  • Jon Thorson, PhD, Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation – “The UK Natural Products Repository: An Update”
  • Craig Townsend, PhD, Research Advisor, Alsoph H. Corwin Professor of Organic Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University – “A Deep Dive into the Fundamental Steps of Polyketide Biosynthesis” 


The Symposium will also feature the College’s 2016 Publication of the Year, “Unexpected Reaction Pathway for Butyrylcholinesterase-catalyzed Inactivation of ‘hunger hormone’ Ghrelin,” which was published in Nature.


All UK graduate students and post-docs are encouraged to present a poster (Dimensions: 46”w x 40”h). Those interested may upload a brief poster abstract (include title and authors) on the registration site. Deadline for registration and abstract submission is August 1, 2017.


Registration for the Symposium is free and open to all UK faculty and students.